IEEE Computer R&D Cover Article - Author: Fred Thomas

Penny Tag Technologies for Removable Storage

Low-cost authentication and identification methods for removable data storage cartridges are the focus of ongoing research. Unlike other security methods, these “penny tag” technologies must be automated for use in a removable data storage drive. Invented by Fred Thomas while at Iomega Corp.

About Fred C Thomas III

Fred Charles Thomas III - Engineer and Inventor

Fred Thomas received a BS in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Physics from Bucknell University in 1982. In 1990 he received a MS in Mechanical Engineering specializing in Control Systems and Non-linear Dynamics.

His awards include the International Design Excellence Award in 2009, Industrial Forum Product Design Award in 2008, "Nano50 Award" for "Subwavelength Optical Data Storage" in 2005, Lemelson-MIT "Inventor of the Week" Award in 2004, Iomega "Exceptional Invention Award" in 1999, and Laser Focus World "Electro-Optic Application of the Year Award" in 1994. 

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